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The poignant story of a girl who fell hopelessly in love!
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Format:  DVD
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DVD Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kenneth Geist
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: January 10, 2006
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Stereo - English
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional

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Total Count: 10


User Ratings: 1,044
Rating: 4/4 -- This is a mature film, with great respect for the humanity of people who are able to transcend social barriers and care for one another. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 1, 2007
Rating: 4/5 -- Vivid, revealing and emotionally intense. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
This is a disappointing, false picture which has good scenes in it. The good scenes will make you feel good but the bad scenes will make you feel very, very bad, indeed. Full Review
California Eagle
Oct 30, 2019
Made at a time when racial discrimination was as much a part of the fabric of American life as apple pie, this is an early stab by Hollywood at countering racism. Full Review
May 24, 2003
The results are uneven, though fitfully interesting. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: C+ -- This is a groundbreaking film despite its absurdly stiff way at looking at how blacks and whites interact. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 28, 2007
Rating: 1/4 -- Pinky is nothing more than 1949's Crash: a film that doesn't deal with race so much as it pays lip service to race while being racist in ways likely unexamined by all involved. Full Review
Film Freak Central
May 18, 2006

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This deeply moving drama features three indelible Oscar-nominated performances from Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters. Pinky, a young nurse (Jeanne Crain), returns to her small southern hometown, but the trip is a bittersweet one: Educated in the North, Pinky is engaged to a doctor who doesn't know that she is part black. Her grandmother (Ethel Waters) is a proud black woman who is less than happy to learn that Pinky's fiance is white. Then, Pinky's friendship with a southern aristocrat, Miss Em (Ethel Barrymore), is cause for more scandal - and a lawsuit - when she dies and leaves her house to Pinky. Shunned by both blacks and whites, Pinky's choices make her the unfortunate target of bigotry in this compelling classic.

Product Description:

Based on Cid Ricketts Sumner's novel about a young woman who passes for white who leaves her career and fiance behind in New York to return to her life as a black woman in the deep South. Academy Award Nominations: 3, including Best Actress--Jeanne Crain.

Plot Synopsis:

Cid Ricketts's controversial novel about miscegenation comes alive in this deliciously melodramatic film starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters and Ethel Barrymore.
Pinky, a proud, fair-skinned black woman, leaves her small southern hometown to attend nursing school up north. In Boston, Pinky "passes" for white and lives freely, unfettered by racial discrimination. At school, she dates the handsome -- and white -- Dr. Thomas Adam. Ignorant of her racial identity, he falls in love with her. Recognizing the problems associated with inter-racial marriage, Pinky returns home to her hard-working grandmother, hoping to forget Tom. But he's too dedicated to let her go. Instead, he follows Pinky south and tries to persuade her to renounce her origins and marry him in spite of everything. Will she choose a lifetime of love under false pretenses or make a steadfast decision to uplift her race'


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pinky Movie Lover: from austin, TX US -- March, 28, 2006

very old rare hard to find movie. good quality picture.

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  • Sales Rank: 52,668
  • UPC: 024543106098
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